by wlpool on 07 October 2019 - 09:10
by Koots on 07 October 2019 - 16:10
Another sad thing to report is that Ronny Burmer's dog Aldo passed away just the day after the WUSV.
by GSCat on 08 October 2019 - 02:10
Also, any human-sized stretcher/improvised stretcher. If I have to use a manufactured human litter, I like the Stokes because they're baskets and easier to restrain a dog (with the net or hooked-in straps/harness/leashes) than a flat stretcher.
I'm surprised at least minimal equipment isn't standard at events...
Hugs and prayers...
by hexe on 08 October 2019 - 05:10
by Hundmutter on 08 October 2019 - 07:10
No disrespect to the clearly traumatized owner, but enough people gathered around that dog to have thought of calling for, or improvising, a stretcher - and yet they all milled around, apparently doing bugger all. (I do so hope none of them are my only posibility for rescue, if I fall down in the street somewhere !)
by Q Man on 08 October 2019 - 13:10
I am very disappointed that particularly at these large Trials that these things aren't thought of and offered...
by GSCat on 09 October 2019 - 06:10
Maybe someone will see these posts and rectify the oversight. Maybe someone here can contact their organization/club (PSA, GSDCA, etc.) and make the suggestion. I'll send an email to AKC. EDIT: Email sent. And to CFA for good measure
Unless someone had experience with moving sick/injured dogs/cats/people on stretchers (or improvised stretchers, as happens in the military), it is possible/probable, no one would have thought about how to improvise something or do it at all. Most people that do not know what to do, won't do anything until and unless someone that knows what to do (or appears to know what to do) tells them what to do. Sadly, no one seemed to know what to do, except finally, get the dog off the field. Everyone had those big coats on... proper use of one or two of those would have made movement easier, less painful for the dog, and less likely to cause further damage.
In fairness to any EMS/ambulance on-site, EMS/ambulance company might have a policy against using anything in/on the ambulance for animals. Additionally, EMS doing anything for animals would likely be a personal and ambulance company liability because it would likely be outside the scope of practice.
I have appropriate gear to do first aid for various stuff in my car, with a smaller kit in the bag with the dog's crate used for travel/events. Not a vet tech, veterinarian, etc., although I did take a K9 CPR/first aid course. I know if something happens to my dog/cat (or me), I want to ensure at least the basics are available until we can get professional help. Veterinary ambulances can (unfortunately) be hard to locate/may be in short supply/not available when needed
by GSCat on 10 October 2019 - 01:10
Got the following in a reply email from CFA: "no, we longer vet Cat shows as in years past. Each CFA show or event has a number and address for a Emergency Vet in the area."
by hexe on 10 October 2019 - 04:10
by Q Man on 10 October 2019 - 14:10